U.S. to boost LNG exports to Europe with sanctions on Russia

first_imgThe latest decision by the U.S. Senate to impose new sanctions on Russia over alleged involvement in the 2016 elections is aimed at boosting U.S. LNG exports to Europe, according to a report.Responding to potential new sanctions, Gazprom’s deputy chief, Alexander Medvedev, was quoted by Interfax as saying that the implementation of sanctions is aimed at ensuring a larger stake of American LNG in the European market.The Russian giant has dismissed competition from US-produced LNG to its piped natural gas in the European market, with high transportation costs hampering its competitiveness.Medvedev went on to say the company hopes that the United States president, Donald Trump will not approve the newly proposed sanctions.The United States Senate is strongly opposing Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, claiming it would have severe impacts on EU’s energy security.Austria and Germany have noted that sanctions on Russia would lead to European companies breaching U.S. law due to their involvement in Russian energy projects, Reuters reports.Five energy companies, Shell, Engie, OMV, Uniper and Wintershall, have committed to each committed to providing financing and guarantees for up to 10 percent of the total cost of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, which is currently estimated to be €9.5 billion ($10.6 billion). LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

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Ireland and France Seek Celtic Interconnector Backing form EU

first_imgIrish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar and President of France Emmanuel Macron have submitted a joint request to the European Commission seeking financial support for the Celtic Interconnector electricity link between Ireland and France.Varadkar and Macron co-signed a letter today before the European Council meeting in Brussels, requesting Jean-Claude Juncker’s support for the grant application.The Celtic Interconnector will provide the first direct link between Ireland’s electricity network and mainland Europe, which will be vital for the post-Brexit landscape. The Taoiseach and President Macron pledged to pursue the project at their recent bilateral meeting in Paris.Speaking after signing the letter, Varadkar, said:“The Celtic Interconnector will help to reduce electricity prices, support climate action, and provide greater energy security for Ireland. Our two countries are working together to seek EU funding for 60% of the overall €1 billion cost of the project, with the balance coming from commercial revenue.“I’m delighted that France has agreed to join Ireland in making this grant application, and I particularly want to thank President Macron for his personal support. This demonstrates the ever-closer relationship between Ireland and France, which will be Ireland’s closest EU neighbour when the UK leaves. I also welcome the excellent co-operation between the Irish and French national regulatory authorities.”last_img read more

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West Florida and Weaver Win Big in First Game Against West Georgia

first_imgWest Florida and Weaver Win Big in First Game Against West Georgia March 31, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida (28-10, 4-3 GSC) came out swinging in the opening game of a three game series against Gulf South Conference rival West Georgia (19-13, 1-3 GSC) scoring seven run in the first three innings at Pelican Park on the UWF Campus. The early seven run lead is all Argonauts starting pitcher Jonathan Weaver needed as he struck out a career high 11 batters in a complete game effort.West Georgia threatened to score early in the game after the Wolves lead off hitter A.J. Renfrow opened the game with a triple that hit off the right field wall. However, Weaver (Molino, Fla./ Tate HS) struck out the next two batters and got the Wolves clean up hitter to ground out ending the threat.West Florida took advantage of the good pitching by Weaver scoring three run in the bottom half of the first. Following a lead off walk to Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio/ St. Edwards HS), Kyle DeBos (Panama City, Fla./ Gulf Coast CC) singled through the right side of the infield placing runners on the corners. Antoske would scored on a wild pitch and DeBos would touch home on an RBI single to left field by Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla./ Pensacola Junior College). Williams scored the final run of the inning on a Jon Reed (Chesterfield, Va./ University of Virginia-Wise) ground out to short stop.The Argonauts padded their lead with a pair of runs in second inning making the score 5-0 in favor of West Florida. Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/ Pensacola Junior College) led off the inning with a line drive single back up the middle. Kohl would reach third with good heads up bases running and would score the first run of the inning on a sacrifice bunt by DeBos, who reached safely when the Wolves third baseman attempted to get Kohl out at home. DeBos would score on a two-out single by Clay Wallace (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC).West Florida extended their lead to 7-0 with a two-run third inning. Reed opened the inning with a walk and Lee Huggins (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) singled to right field. Both runners would advance one base a ground out and would score on single to left field by Kohl.West Georgia scored their only run of the game in the fourth inning. Jason Parker led off the inning with a stand up double to the left center field gap. The Argonauts had a chance to cut down Parker at third base but a throwing error by Wallace allowed the Wolves catcher to reach third safely. Parker would score on a ground out to second.The Argonauts added three insurance runs in the seventh and eighth inning extended West Florida’s lead to 9-1. In the seventh, Justin Wood (Pensacola, Fla./ West Florida HS) singled to center to start the Argonauts rally. Pinch runner Kyle Brown (Gulf Breeze, Fla./ Gulf Breeze HS) would score on a single by reigning GSC Player of the Week Huggins. In the eighth, Kohl lead off the inning with a double to left center and would score when the next hitter Antoske singled. Kyle Andrews (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./ Fort Walton Beach HS ) who reached on a fielders choice scored the final run of the game on a single up the middle off the bat of Logan Hundley (Gulf Breeze, Fla./ Jefferson Davis Community College).In only his third start of the season Weaver (4-0) tossed his first complete game of the year surrendering only one unearned run. He gave up only six hits, no walks and struck out 11. His 11 strike outs were five better then his previous record of six, which he tossed three times last year.Despite the deteriorating weather the second game of the double header is scheduled to being 30 minutes following the end of the first game. Fans can listen to the action on stretch internet or follow all the plays with “Live Stats” at goargos.comPrint Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

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Orange shuts out Colgate to move two games over .500

first_imgGoing into its Tuesday night matchup, Syracuse (11-9-2, 3-4-2 College Hockey America) had failed to post a shutout through its first 21 games this season. But after rattling off two goals in two minutes in the second period, the Orange beat Colgate (5-15-2, 2-8-0 Eastern Conference Athletic Hockey) 2-0 to capture the elusive scoreless win.SU went into its game against Colgate as the 28th best power play team in the country. With 8:52 left in the second period, sophomore forward Melissa Piacentini put in her seventh goal of the season with only three Colgate defensemen on the ice, extending her point streak to three games.Exactly two minutes later, freshman forward Eleanor Haines netted the first goal of her collegiate career, giving the Orange a 2-0 lead that it wouldn’t give up. SU goalie Jenesica Drinkwater collected 24 saves in the shutout. Drinkwater particularly stepped up in the third period, collecting 13 saves in the 20-minute period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith just minutes remaining, Raiders coach Greg Fargo pulled goalie Ashlynne Rando for the last 3:13 of the game. SU slapped two shots wide before the final buzzer sounded. The Orange returns home on Friday to play the Rochester Institute of Technology for the first of six straight games at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 15, 2014 at 2:23 am Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

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